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The Godking's Legacy

By: Virlyce
Narrated by: Mare Trevathan
Series: The Godking's Legacy, Book 1
Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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A legendary sword is left behind by his master, the Godking. Trapped for millennia, the sword's spirit awaits the day he'll be set free. Will his new master be worthy of inheriting the Godking's legacy?

Content Warning: Profanity. Gore. Sexual themes.

©2018 Jason Liu (P)2018 Jason Liu

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That’s what Lucia would’ve done

I laughed way too hard when puppers fully embraced the abuse. I want more Mare Trevathan narrating Virlyce books! Virlyce’s comedy + Trevathan’s huge range of voices = aaaaah who am I kidding, they’re both amazing on their own.

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The Mad Canadian Squirrel Girl.

I found it quite funny how when she got insane she turned canadian.

while the first bit where the sword spirit introduced the mechanics and world building was the best from a narrative standpoint, ai did enjoy the descent into maddness that hunting did.

from that point it turned from realistic fantasy into unrealistic wish fulfillment.

Its like when you activate cheat mode, it undercuts the feeling of reward yoh feel qhen you overcome a difficult challenge. with the ending extortion meaning very little as the mc dosent really care aboht money anyways.

While I realise there are many satirical elements, It does feel like a bit of a waste to give no growth to the MC's sword after his great introduction.

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Refunded it. Now I LOVE It.

I refunded the book when it first released. The first hour gave me the feeling it'd be a poor attempt at an anime style story. However, I purchased it again yesterday on a whim and ended up going without sleep.

The book starts decent, but then just keeps getting better. The characters are fun, I got some laughs and overall had a good time.

Great buy.

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disturbing, yet hilarious

the speech pattern for the main protagonist is incredibly annoying, story isnt exciting but rather peaks your interest on what's going to happen next (kinda like the emerelia series) kinda like crackers, dry at the first bite and slowly becomes bearable if you chew it long enough. borderline 4th wall breaking was a nice touch. if you're bored listen to this.

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awesome

This book is so much fun. the narrator is also awesome. if you love op main characters like me then you will love this book. I cannot rate it high enough.

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i can't begin to describe

Just...Just listen to it for yourself. seriously i can't explain how different this book is

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Hillariously cute

Cute savage and able to make you smile and laugth.
No cares given type of character lets steam roll.

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Wikipedia has some interest articles to read

First off, I only got half way before the book lost my interest which is a bad sign. It may get better soon after but if I can manage to put the book down and not care to pick it up again the book has failed. Given this a less picky reader might enjoy this more then me although there are few problems with the book that a read should know before they choose to read it.

Positives?
In short the first 1-2 hours of the book was good, interest ideas, setting, world, fine characters and a promise of some a simple but fun story.

My Issues with the book.
The plot/story didn’t evolve the first ~6 hours are spent in a forest I originally was ok with this as “training/learning the ropes” situation but when the plot did evolve it then just as quickly retreated to the forest. I quickly realise that I wanted the Story to start going somewhere and the whole thing went downhill pretty fast.

The main character is Stupid at points delusional. This was alright with the other characters counter balancing this and kept anything to stupid from happening but theses character leave or move on. Leaving the character alone, she became similar to something a 12-year-old would call a good/fun character. I know that the antics of the main character are meant to be from steers and trauma, but it didn’t come off as it at all just her become more delusional and childish. I couldn’t stand her anymore and the new characters weren’t strong enough to keep her stupidity from running the plot of the story.

What about the world? After being in a forest for 4 hours of the story and finally leaving by ACCIDENT however there wasn’t really any new or interest that got dropped on me…. Just turned more and more into a bad RPG flick.

I really can’t think of anything more to add this is all I remember of the book. Still maybe the book isn’t for me, given all the “amazing” ratings.

1/5 – Wikipedia has some interest articles to read

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  • Dustin
  • 15-06-2018

Most Implausible Idiocy You'll Ever Love

Tried to keep this mostly light on the spoilers, but still. LIGHT SPOILERS!

Okay. Lets start right now and say that the story is kinda stupid. All the way through. It silly and stupid. But its so much freaking fun that it worth every stupid moment.

The story can be summed up in a few simple words. "Squirrel girls are awesome. So is murdering giant Beasts. Lucia is exceptionally good at both." The main character is a dunce of epic proportions. She had a sad past that is used relatively often to make up for the fact that literally everything goes right for her. But she's really really funny about it. A lot of the story is Lucia self rationalizing. And not just important things like killing people or stealing, but also unimportant things like like... selling beast... parts... for the best price. Using people, labeling them as encyclopedias so she doesn't have to remember things (because she can't) and several other sub plots that all really make Lucia come alive, despite being completely unbelievable.

The story itself even makes jokes at its own expense, since despite being a relatively crazed murderess, Lucia never really suffers any consequences for her actions, and other characters can't stop noticing that. Rather than a detriment, this becomes more and more amusing as the story goes on.

Somewhere early on, maybe within the first two or three hours, a twist comes that really seems like it might change the whole tone of the story. It does... kind of. Occasionally this leads to some truly emotional bits of listening, but for the most part these are glossed over in light of – Accorn!

The story is silly. But its clearly trying to be, and it really, really works. Every bit of me wants to criticize parts of it for being so... soooo... stupid, but then I realize that I love it for the same reason. Its over-the-top, and it works.

The performance was incredible. Discovering the story has an almost second book already written was nice, but absolutely impossible to read when I know that I could listen to the sequel performed by Mare Trevathan, if I just wait long enough. I don't know why but I never got tired of her shouting "Unrelenting Path of Slaughter: Breaking Blade!" over and over again. Some people might (because it gets used. Alot.) but I found it amusing as hell.

The story has a semblance of plot, that really all centers around Lucia living up to the Godking's Legacy. The romance is cheesy and barely there, but what's there is is adorable. The characters are interesting, the dialogue is often times laugh out loud funny, and the climb to the top is apparently hilariously easy.

Torturing of Wolf Spear Spirits, and "So Gory its Silly" aside, this was a highly enjoyable read. I think another reviewer said "Deadpool-esque type character who doesn't care about murder, but still considers themselves a good person." I'd relate her more to Lina Inverse. If TV Tropes were used to describe her, "Obliviously Evil" would be her defining character trait. That Bruce Lee quote also really seems like it was pure inspiration for this story. "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." You'll get it, if you read.

Lucia isn't a good person. She's practically a villain. But with a pretty amusing array of side characters (especially later in the book), a rather surprising betrayal plus an amusingly twisted goal holding the plot together, and a sheer hilarious propensity for things somehow going right for Lucia when they really really shouldn't, you'll like her anyway.

4/5, and will definitely be buying the sequel.

I should also mention again that the performance was exceptionally good. Not exactly sure if that's a compliment since I'm saying Mare is particularly good at sounding juuuust a bit airheaded, but I am saying that I really enjoyed the narration. :D

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  • michael
  • 18-05-2018

great job

Implied sex only. Well written and unpredictable, its nice to hear something so new and different. Also, the audio reader did a great job matching their voice to the feelings from the words. that is something i find most audio readers have a hard time doing. so great job to both writer and reader

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  • frost
  • 19-05-2018

give it an hour or two

at first i wasn't a fan of the book. really i dropped the credit because of the cover art for it, sue me cute girls with ears and tails are cute, but when you really get down into the book it really does come alive. i started to really relate to the two MCs, and as they started to care more and more for each other i found that i was as well. I don't often take time to write these, but i really think if you give this time you'll learn to care for these characters as much as i do. I would read more of what this author has to offer. even if the references to Stockholm syndrome was a bit jarring at first first for a fantasy book.

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  • BlindWanderer
  • 14-05-2018

Surprising

This was surprisingly good. It's well written and funny. Thd narration is passed like a baton between the characters which at the beginning of the book is a little annoying but soon fixates on the MC who despite being an idiot who cannot read knows phrases like "deus ex machina".

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-05-2018

Loved all 16 hours of it.

This is one of those books that will keep you up at night because you don't want to put it down. Lucia's rags to to riches story is filled with silly motivations, a strong denial, and a slow degradation of her character. Also the predators the scariest creatures in this world are hilarious. the reveal reminded me of the rabbit in monte python's holy grail. Even though its neither a small nor a rabbit. Definitely buy this book. there are fewer better books than this one than I have fingers on my left hand.

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  • francois
  • 25-06-2018

Boring

There's no tension in this book. It's just a series of things happening. You could say it lacks a clear narrative. I wouldn't recommend it. It's something Virlyce is guilty of in her other book too.

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  • T. Alaniz
  • 30-05-2018

Ridiculous and Ridiculously funny

This book is definitely not for everyone. It's over the top and is not what you're looking for if you want a serious read. If your looking for something funny and don't mind some language, innuendo, violence, and a main character who is an about as smart as a squirrel then give it a try. I often had trouble putting it down due to the constant laughs. There are definitely some slower parts but they feel necessary to drive the plot. In the end I gave it 5 stars for how entertaining it was.

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  • Nathan Casteel
  • 22-06-2018

very meh

way over hyped. The characters are kinda annoying and the storyline has terrible progression, like when someone says "one thing lead to another" no tell us how that happened! Oh and it just abruptly ended without much for closure.

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  • Moonhawk
  • 07-08-2018

Great performance, terrible book

No idea how this book is rated so highly. I can develop no empathy for the main character, the book rehashes most scenes from two points of view, and it is sorely predictable and slow. Sure, it's a parody, I get it, just not a good one.

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  • bearbear
  • 25-06-2018

self centered uncaring jerk

so I'm about three and a half hours in. by this point in a book that is this short you're supposed to show at least some redeeming qualities in your main character! instead you get a self-centered uncaring jerk that starves her companions and tries to kill them at every instance. I have never ran into a main character that I've hated this much in a book and I read books where the main character is the bad guy.

just finished this book the main character is a psychopath. If I could give negative stars I would

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  • Mahmood
  • 18-05-2018

Addictive

I really enjoyed the progression of the main character. The voice sounds exactly like what I imagine an airheaded squirrel girl would sound like. I hope there's a bit more struggle in the next book but otherwise, I have no complaints. Keep up the good work and I look forward to the next volume in audiobook form!

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  • george
  • 17-08-2019

recommended to any anime fantasy fans

pros:
chuckled a few times
enjoyed th personalities of the characters
something abit different

cons:
the monologues can be abit grinding.
the story was kinda of weak, no real goal other than get stronger (this is also I pro in some way, story is very simple and easy to follow)

summary:
really enjoyed this. definitely more about the characters and their development than the goals. if you enjoy an underdog story where the main character becomes beyond overpowered, some dark humor, magic and a fantasy world this is for you.

I will definitely be listening to the next one!

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  • Burak
  • 01-08-2019

I couldn't finish it

I really did not enjoy this book and actually couldn't finish it. The thing bothered me most was the dullness of dialogs. It was fun to see the same event from the eyes of different characters but it was very rare. Mostly the dialogs were repetitive. Nothing really happened in the first three chapter. This would have been acceptable if I actually enjoyed the conversations between the characters.

Another thing that bothered me was the sudden mood swings of the characters. This happens often in animes I watch and it really grinds my gears. However, it was pretty much unbearable in a e-book.

I think the narrator did a good job. However, I couldn't finish the book just for the sake of that.

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  • sam
  • 28-05-2019

You have a knack for making OP characters fun

This book was pitched to me as a romance novel between a squirrel girl and a sword. But it turned out to be so much more than that.

The constant switching of perspectives at the beginning felt a bit slow, but at the same time it let you understand the characters personalities a lot better. Subverting the veil of mystery by making the mysterious mellenia old spirit into some guy who is just acting like a sage wise man. Just making things up as he goes along.

I especially liked illia's instructions on how to leave the collosseum.

The story is hilarious, following an air headed girl that is easily distracted. She grows in strength exponentially but maintains all of her character flaws and has no interest to even aknowledge them half the time.

She abuses her power in the most unpredictable way. The tournament part was some of the best content if listened to in recent years.

If you want a serious gritty story, look elsewhere.
If you want a story where the Mc causes nothing but chaos to everyone around her with an oblivious smile on her face. This is the story for you.

One last thing: mare trevethan nailed the Mc's fast talking, airheaded, squirrel personality. Nobody else could maintain that voice for so long without becoming exhausted. Well done.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-04-2019

its completely over the top and very anime-like :)

It was a hard listen in the beginning, especially because it is so different from what I usually listen to.. but after a while I just couldn't put it down!
It's like listening to an completely over the top animeseries, so if that's your jam, you'll likely love this book!
Left to say is only "BREAKING BLADE!" ^_^

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  • Izaya
  • 16-02-2019

its funny one.

I like it, Its a good read and the characters are funny and engaging, i would recommend.

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  • Idiots_paradise
  • 16-02-2019

crazy, funny, weird, fun.

I have caught myself laughing out loud at this audio book on many occasions. As i said it the title.. crazy, funny, weird, fun.

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  • Teitur Ásgeirsson
  • 26-01-2019

A good book

If you liked the blue mage raised by dragons you should like this to.
It is very funny and I definitely would recommend it.

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  • Kieran Stocks
  • 01-08-2018

Fun fantasy

I found the story and world really fun to listen to, and gives ideas to my own stories

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  • daniella
  • 25-06-2018

:)

I really enjoyed this story,



it was really fun to listen to, looking forward to the next in the installment.